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List of the latest conclusions of the SBs on technology

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At each session, the SBSTA and the SBI consider issues related to climate technology development and transfer.

SB 40 4-15 Jun 2014, Bonn, GermanyDocuments
At SB 40, the SBI and the SBSTA concluded their consideration of the TEC and CTCN's joint annual report for 2013 and recommended a draft decision for COP 20. They also invited the TEC to further strengthen linkages with organizations under and outside the Convention which undertake work on enablers and barriers.

With regards to the Poznan strategic programme, the SBI invited the TEC to evaluate the programme with the aim of enhancing the effectiveness of the Technology Mechanism and to report back to COP 20 through SBI 41. 

The SBSTA concluded its consideration of the third synthesis report on technology needs assessments and, inter alia, noted the need for Parties to enhance and follow up on the TNA process by further promoting the development and implementation of economically, environmentally and socially sound project proposals.
FCCC/SB/2013/1 
Joint annual report of the Technology Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Centre and Network for 2013

FCCC/SBI/2014/INF.3
Report of the Global Environment Facility on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer

FCCC/SBSTA/2013/INF.7 
Third synthesis report on technology needs identified by Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention
SB 39 11-16 Nov 2013, Warsaw, PolandDocuments

At SB 39, the SBI and the SBSTA jointly considered the report on modalities and procedures of the Climate Technology Centre and Network and its Advisory Board. The COP adopted the modalities and procedures of the CTCN and the rules of procedure of the Advisory Board of the CTCN.

With regards to the Poznan strategic programme, the SBI invited the GEF to continue to consult with the CTCN, through its Advisory Board and UNEP as the host of the Climate Technology Centre, on the support that the GEF will provide for the work of the CTCN and to report on the concrete results of the consultations at SBI 40.

The SBSTA welcomed the third synthesis report on technology needs identified by Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention, and agreed to continue its consideration of the report at SBSTA 40.

The SBSTA and the SBI also considered the joint annual report of the TEC and CTCN for 2013. This consideration will be continued at SB 40.

FCCC/SB/2013/1
Joint annual report of the Technology Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Centre and Network for 2013

FCCC/SB/2013/INF.7
Report on modalities and procedures of the Climate Technology Centre and Network and its Advisory Board

FCCC/CP/2013/3
FCCC/CP/2013/3/Add.1
Report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties

FCCC/SBSTA/2013/INF.7
Third synthesis report on technology needs identified by Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention
SB 38 3-14 Jun 2013, Bonn, GermanyDocuments
At SBSTA 38, Parties underlined the essential role of the NDEs in the operationalization of the CTCN and encouraged Parties that have not yet nominated their NDEs to urgently communicate their nominations through their national focal points to the secretariat.

The SBSTA also requested the Advisory Board of the CTCN, in elaborating the modalities and procedures of the CTCN as referred to in paragraph 3 above, to take into account decisions 1/CP.16, paragraphs 120 and 123, 2/CP.17, paragraph 135, and 2/CP.17, annex VII, and the coherence and synergy within the Technology Mechanism in accordance with decision 1/CP.18, paragraph 59.

FCCC/SB/2013/INF.5
Progress report on modalities and procedures of the Climate Technology Centre and Network and its Advisory Board
SB 37 26 Nov-1 Dec 2012, Doha, QatarDocuments
At SBI 37, the UNEP, as the leader of the consortium of partner institutions, was selected as the host of the Climate Technology Centre (CTC) for an initial term of five years.

The Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network was also established, with its constitution contained in annex II of decision 14/CP.18.

The SBSTA and SBI welcomed the report on activities and performance of the Technology Executive Committee for 2012.

FCCC/SB/2012/2
Report on activities and performance of the Technology Executive Committee for 2012

FCCC/SBI/2012/30
Report on the discussions on key elements of the potential host agreement for the Climate Technology Centre

FCCC/CP/2012/6
Report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties
SB 36 14-25 May 2012, Bonn, GermanyDocuments
The SBSTA and the SBI welcomed the rolling workplan of the TEC for 2012-2013 and encouraged the TEC to advance the implementation of this workplan.

The SBI welcomed the report on the evaluation of proposals for hosting the CTC. The SBI agreed on a ranked list of proponents, with the consortium led by the UNEP ranked first, the GEF ranked second and Det Norske Veritas AS ranked third for hosting the CTC.

The SBI noted the report by the GEF on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer, as invited by the SBI at its thirty-fourth session.

FCCC/SB/2012/1
Report on the linkage modalities and the rolling workplan of the Technology Executive Committee for 2012–2013

FCCC/SBI/2012/INF.4
Report on the evaluation of proposals for hosting the Climate Technology Centre

FCCC/SBI/2012/9
Report of the Global Environment Facility on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer
SB 35 28 Nov-3 Dec 2011, Durban, South AfricaDocuments
The SBSTA welcomed the report on the workshop on technology needs assessments held on 1 and 2 June 2011 in Bonn, Germany.

The SBSTA and the SBI considered the report on activities and performance of the Technology Executive Committee for 2011.

The SBI noted the report by the GEF on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer, as invited by the SBI at its thirty-fourth session.

FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.10
Report on the workshop on technology needs assessments

FCCC/SB/2011/2
Report on activities and performance of the Technology Executive Committee for 2011

FCCC/SBI/2011/14
Report of the Global Environment Facility on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer
SB 34       6 - 16 June 2011, Bonn, GermanyDocuments
The SBSTA took note of the organization of the workshop on technology needs assessments(TNAs) organized by the secretariat, in collaboration with the GEF, UNDP, UNEP and the CTI, and noted with appreciation the active participation of experts and practitioners from the public and private sectors. The SBSTA also welcomed the UNFCCC training package on preparing technology transfer projects for financing.

The SBI welcomed the progress made by the GEF in providing technical and financial support to assist 36 NAI Parties in developing and updating their TNAs. It also invited the GEF to provide reports on the progress made in carrying out its activities under the Poznan strategic programme, including its long-term implementation, for consideration by the SBI at its thirty-fifth and subsequent sessions.
 (No official documents)
SB 33       27 Nov - 03 Dec 2010, Cancun, MexicoDocuments
The SBSTA and the SBI welcomed the report of the EGTT on the outcomes of the group’s work. The SBSTA and the SBI further welcomed the updated handbook on Conducting Technology Needs Assessments for Climate Change and encouraged non-Annex I Parties, currently conducting or updating their technology needs assessments to use the updated TNA handbook.

The SBSTA welcomed the report by the EGTT on options to facilitate collaborative technology R&D. The SBSTA further welcomed the report by the secretariat on the regional training programmes on project preparation, held in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The SBI also noted the report of the GEF on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer.
FCCC/SB/2010/INF.4
Report of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer

FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.6
Report on the UNFCCC regional training programme on project preparation

FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.11
Report on options to facilitate collaborative technology research and development

FCCC/SBI/2010/25
Report of the GEF on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer

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